StuGov Buzz: October busy month for Student Government

Hello Students!

October is going to be a busy one for Student Government! This past week, you might have seen us handing out a plethora of things at Oktoberfest on National Truman Spirit Day and we will be handing out free hot chocolate and hot apple cider at the Homecoming Tailgate along with participating in Trunk or Treat at the end of the month.

In the works, the Environmental Affairs committee has first read a resolution in support of maintaining the green space that was once Fair Apartments and moving the solar powered bench to the plot. The Diversity Committee is planning an international spirit day to celebrate the different countries and culture on campus. Health, Wellness, and Safety Committee is looking into suicide prevention training. External Affairs is planning a service event with the Student Council at the Kirksville High School. The TEDx Ad Hoc Committee is counting down the days until November 3rd, so keep your eyes out for tickets! AND, as always, Purple Friday is planning monthly events so show your pride and wear your purple!

The body has first read a resolution (meaning it will be voted on at our next meeting 10/14) to move the Sexual Assault Prevention Committee underneath the Health, Wellness, and Safety Committee. Underneath that umbrella, the Sexual Assault Prevention would become a subcommittee and have a representative on the committee solely for the purpose of sexual assault prevention. Ideally, this would allow the newly formed subcommittee all of the resources of the Health, Wellness, and Safety Committee.

As always, our meetings are open door held in the Conference Room on the third floor of the SUB, Sundays at 5 p.m. We would love direct participation and questions from anyone on campus.

Submitted by: Rachel Holt